Lark Distilling Co is planning a year of celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of Bill Lark being granted Tasmania’s first distiller’s licence in 154 years, back in 1992.

From the humble begins of a small still, Lark has grown to be an internationally recognised and celebrated Australian whisky, with Bill Lark also now a inductee into the Whisky Hall of Fame, and the brand was one of four distillers nominated for Worldwide Whisky Producer of the Year at the 2020 International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Looking forward, the brand’s future is as bright as ever, after the acquisition of the Pontville Distillery in October 2021, gives Lark a 500,000 litre distilling capacity and a diverse, inclusive, whisky-loving community.

As well as growing its team and production capabilities, Lark said it will continue to innovate by exploring unfamiliar flavours and processes, and collaborating with those who share an affinity for creativity – like Seppeltsfield and Wolf of the Willows.

In a statement the company said: “The brand remains the leading voice and tastemaker in the Australian whisky market, and continues to shine on the international stage. Indeed, all over the world as Lark makes its mark in bars and tumblers across the world, it’s obvious that Bill Lark’s original message of excellence and craft is being received by avid fans all keen for a taste of Tassie’s tiny island community.”

The Shout will report on a range of the Lark 30th anniversary celebrations throughout 2022.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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